Passive Men & Strong-Willed Women
Men, would you describe your wife or girlfriend as nagging, bossy, or controlling? Women, would you describe your husband or boyfriend as lazy, irresponsible, or even indifferent? If so, then you probably fall into one of the most common relationship patterns today—the passive man and the strong-willed woman. Neither person in the relationship wants it but both feel like they don’t have choice in their response to the other.
But what if there was an alternative? What if this ubiquitous pattern between the sexes was just a distortion of how God really intended men and women to relate to each other? Join us for this series to understand the sin and redemption of passive men and strong-willed women.
“I have to do everything because I know he won’t.” “It’s easier to just let her do it because she’d probably tell me I did it wrong anyway.” So often in relationships, we blame our partners for our bad behaviors. We feel that we “have to” be this way for the good of the relationship. But there is hope for escaping the blame game. Join Pastor Greg to learn what’s at the root of this cycle and how to break it. (1/31/16)
What’s at the heart of so many guys’ tendency to procrastinate, detach, ignore, or otherwise just be passive? Are guys efficient or just lazy? Are they self-protective or self-indulgent? It may be any (or all) of these, but there’s one sin that all passive men share. Join Pastor Greg to discover what that sin is and what men can do about it. RiverLife Church, St. Paul, MN. (2/7/16)
What’s at the heart of a woman’s desire to tell their husband what to do or have things done her way? Are women naturally gifted or do they just want to control? Are they discerning or just domineering? It may be all of these, but there’s one sin that all strong-willed women share. Join Pang Foua Yang Rhodes to discover what that sin is and what women can do about it. (2/14/16
Is there hope for the passive man? Is there an alternative to emotional distance and detachment? YES, in Christ, there is always hope. There is always redemption. Join Pang Foua Yang Rhodes to discover a man’s God-given strength hidden inside all that passivity. When couples unleash this strength in the way God intended, husbands can bless their wives and build up their marriages like never before. (2/27/16)
Is there hope for the strong-willed woman? Is there an alternative to nagging to the point of exasperation? YES, in Christ, there is always hope. There is always redemption… Join Pastor Greg this week to discover a woman’s God-given strength hidden inside all those strong opinions. When couples unleash this strength in the way God intended, wives can bless their husbands and build up their marriages like never before. (3/6/16)